The 2014 Frederique Constant Runabout Collection
After a visiting the United States in the early 1950s, Carlo Riva, the son of an Italian entrepreneur, returned to Italy inspired by the beauty of Hacker-Crafts. He transformed their small family dockyard on the Lake Iseo in Bergamo into the birthplace of the legendary wooden power boats named after him. In 1998, the Riva Historical Society was founded with the aim of locating and aiding in the conservation and restoration of the magnificent Riva boats.
This year again, Frederique Constant continues their partnership with the Riva Historical Society with the introduction of the 2014 limited edition Runabout Chronograph Automatic Collection.
The new range features two models: The FC-393RM5B4 with a rose gold plated case with a dark brown leather strap and the stainless steel FC-393RM5B6 with deep blue crococalf strap with white stitching and folding buckle. Both powered by the 25 jewel FC-393 automatic chronograph, beating at 28,800 beats / hour and with a power reserve of 46 hours.
Limited to 2,888 pieces of each, the new Runabout Chronograph Automatics will be delivered in a specially designed gift box, complete with a miniature replica of a wooden Runabout.
More about Frederique Constant and the Runabout Collection at www.frederique-constant.com